Prof. Jan Hoinkis is head of the Water Technology Research Group and has been involved in numerous national and international research projects for over 20 years (Federal Ministry of Education and Research, EU, Central Innovation Program for SMEs, Federal Environment Foundation, etc.). The focus of his research is sensor-based and energy-optimized membrane filtration in the field of drinking water treatment and wastewater recycling for the development of innovative resource and energy-efficient processes. Prof. Hoinkis is involved in a large international network with numerous universities and research institutes worldwide, which are among others: the Institute on Membrane Technology (ITM-CNR) and the University of Calabria (UNICAL) in Cosenza, Italy, the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden, Swansea University in Swansea, UK, the Vietnamese-German University (VGU) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, EGE University and the Izmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH) in Izmir, Turkey, the Cadi Ayyad University and the Moulay Ismail University, in Morocco, and the University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia (USQ), in which Prof. Hoinkis was appointed Adjunct Professor at in 2018.
Collaborative doctorates have been and are currently being carried out with the ITM-CNR and UNICAL. In addition to fundamental research, the technology transfer in cooperation with industrial partners, especially small and medium-sized companies, is of great importance. The activities of the group thus contribute to the development of the university's profile in the field of research for innovative, resource- and energy-efficient processes.